For up-to-date information on building or restructuring your workforce, check these links:
For current information on Employer Unemployment Compensation, visit this
Department of Economic Opportunity
Employer Unemployment link.
In addition, the
Short Time Compensation Program
permits prorated unemployment
compensation benefits to employees whose work hours and earnings are reduced
as part of an STC plan to avoid total layoff of some employees.
A study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) noted the
following statistics in their "Stress at Work" report:
One-fourth of employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives.
Three-fourths of employees believe the worker has more on-the-job stress than a generation ago.
Problems at work are more strongly associated with health complaints than any other life
stressor--more so than even financial problems or family problems.
to read the full "Stress at
Work" report--which includes information about the causes,
effects, and prevention of job stress. In addition, the following
links provide valuable insight:
WebMD's "Stressed Out" section covers it all--impact of stress on health, warning signs,
plus stress management news and advice. Or jump directly to the
WebMD Stress Assessment Test.
According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 84 percent of human resource
professionals at Fortune 500 companies say their top-level executives think diversity management
is important. At organizations outside of the Fortune 500, 67 percent of human resource
professionals said diversity management is important to their organizations' high-level executives.
Today's leading employers know that the successful management of a diverse workforce is
critical in order to maintain a competitive business advantage. For current information
on diversity and related issues, see:
Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM)
diversity page This useful link
includes a broad range of information, including updates on diversity training,
networks, measuring results, and retention.